Oh no! I thought I’d kicked the habit after my Tony Hawk-a-thon in the beginning half of the year. This was mainly due to the there not actually being any Tony Hawk games left for me to play (well, besides the awful GBC games which are nothing like the “real” versions, so they don’t count). And now look what was on the Xbox Live Marketplace!
So, Project 8 then. The demo is a bit restrictive (in time, area, and goals), but it gives you a good idea of how the full game will pan out. The main addition is the “nail a trick” mode, where you actually control your skater’s feet, manually kickflip and pop shove-it’ing. From the game trailers, I was a bit worried this was going to make the game hard, but it’s mostly optional. Besides, I’ve got hooked on that now, and the better graphics and overall style of the game (and it’s in HD, of course) really steps the whole thing up a notch.
I’ve pre-ordered the full game from Play Asia, where it’s just £23. Aces.